radial keratotomy


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radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge

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Bullous keratopathy after anterior-posterior radial keratotomy for myopia and myopic astigmatism, Am J Ophthalmol 1982;93:600-6.
Radial Keratotomy (RK), Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK), and Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK), are commonly performed procedures selected by people who want to be less dependent on glasses or contact lenses for the correction or improvement of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Learn how radial keratotomy [RK], a proven 10-minute surgical procedure may correct your vision and eliminate your need for glasses or contacts.
Radial keratotomy (RK) is an operation that aims to correct nearsightedness, also known as myopia.
Radial keratotomy, which can correct some nearsightedness by a circle of tiny incisions made in the cornea to flatten it, has become the rage.
Corneal refractive surgery includes laser eye surgery (LES) involving corneal ablation by excimer laser; corneal addition procedures such as intracorneal ring segments and epikeratophakia; corneal relaxation procedures such as radial keratotomy (RK), arcuate keratotomy (AK) limbal relaxing incisions; and thermokeratoplasty.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have sought radial keratotomy, in which surgeons slice the cornea with a knife, or surgery with a laser that shaves the cornea to flatten it.
In radial keratotomy for myopia, for example, a doctor slices the cornea around the pupil in pizza-cutter fashion to flatten the cornea.
So why is it that thousands of Arkansans have paid $1,000 an eyeball to subject their corneas to radial keratotomy, a relatively new and somewhat risky surgery to correct nearsightedness?
In 1986 we reported on radial keratotomy, a relatively new surgical treatment for nearsightedness (myopia) in which the shape of the cornea is changed by means of a number of incisions.
These doctors charge that radial keratotomy too often overcorrects nearsightedness, converting it farsig htedness.
It is a direct descendant of an operation called PRK and a distant cousin of the progenitor of all vision-correcting procedures, radial keratotomy.
Early in the 1980's a procedure known as radial keratotomy was developed in The surface of the cornea is flattened by cutting a series of tiny slits in a ra into proper shape.